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June 27, 2006, Public Meeting Agenda
9:30 a.m.
June 27, 2006
Main Hearing Room
550 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301-2551
PO Box 2148, Salem, Oregon 97308-2148
 


 
The Commission receives general public comment at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.  The Commission will accept public comment on individual agenda items immediately following each staff presentation.  Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments.  To be considered, written comments must be received prior to the meeting and should clearly reference the Agenda Item.  Comments may be submitted by mail at the above addresses, fax (503-378-5505), or emailed to puc.commission@state.or.us.
 
Staff has informed the Commission that the items appearing on the following Consent Agenda are routine and not disputed by the company or parties usually participating in PUC proceedings.  No member of the public has expressed interest in these items.  The Commission will consider the Consent Agenda as a single action item at the beginning of the public meeting.  If a member of the public requests to be heard on one of these items, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
 
The staff analysis and recommendations on agenda items are available on the PUC’s Web site (http://www.puc.state.or.us) or by request from the Commission office.  Copies will also be available at the meeting.  Staff memoranda are generally available on the Thursday prior to the public meeting.
 
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
CA1. UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR06-13) Replaces Sprint Communications Company LP with Embarq Communications, Inc., for Embarq’s Customer Referral Program.
Effective date: June 28, 2006
Staff contact: Jim Stanage, (503) 378-6165
e-mail: jim.stanage@state.or.us
 
CA2. UNITED TELEPHONE CO OF THE NORTHWEST:
(Advice No. OR06-14) Reduces the rate for Carrier Common Line (CCL).
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
MOVED TO REGULAR AGENDA
CA3. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 96) Updates the Carrier Common Line access rates to reflect 2006 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
MOVED TO REGULAR AGENDA
CA4. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN :
(Advice No. 97) Revises the Switched Access, Special Access and Billing and Collection rates to reflect 2006 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
CA5. CITIZENS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO OF OREGON:
(Docket No. UM 1264/Advice No. OR-06-06) Increases the rate for Business Caller ID, Caller ID with Name and Number, and Voice Mail services.
Effective date: July 15, 2006
Staff contact: Dave Sloan, (503) 378-6113
e-mail: david.sloan@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
CA6. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
Updates the company’s avoided cost information for the third quarter 2006.
Staff contact: Bonnie Tatom, (503) 378-8225
e-mail: bonnie.tatom@state.or.us
 
CA7. PACIFICORP:
(Docket No. UI 1(11)) Supplemental Application for Approval of an Amendment to its Umbrella Loan Agreement.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail:
marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA8. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Advice No. 06-11) Establishes the Schedule 125, Part C adjustment rate for customers who elect during the May 15 through May 22 window to move from Schedule 83 to Direct Access service or a market-based pricing option.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Maury Galbraith, (503) 378-6667
e-mail: maury.galbraith@state.or.us
 
CA9. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 06-8) Revises Schedule 320, Oregon Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program (OLIEE).
Effective date: June 28, 2006
Staff contact: Lynn Kittilson, (503) 378-6116
e-mail: lynn.kittilson@state.or.us
 
CA10. NORTHWEST NATURAL:
(Advice No. 06-9) Makes housekeeping changes to Schedule B.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Deborah Garcia, (503) 378-6688
e-mail: deborah.garcia@state.or.us
 
REMOVED
CA11. IDAHO PO​WER COMPANY:
(Docket No. UP 233) Application for an Order Approving the 2004 Sale of a Portion of the Stoddard Substation Property located in Ada County, Idaho.
Staff contact: Marion Anderson, (503) 378-4362
e-mail: marion.anderson@state.or.us
 
CA12. PACIFIC POWER & LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1020) Request for Proposals for Tradable Renewable Credits and Retail Marketing Services for Renewable Portfolio Options in 2007-09.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
CA13. PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC:
(Docket No. UF 4226) Application for authority to issue 4,687,500 shares of Common Stock.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: thomas.d.morgan@state.or.us
 
CA14. IDAHO POWER:
(Docket No. UF 4227) Application for authority to issue and sell $116.3 million of Pollution Control Bonds.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: thomas.d.morgan@state.or.us
 
CA15. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UF 4225) Application for authority to issue and sell five million shares of Common Stock.
Staff contact: Thomas Morgan, (503) 378-4629
e-mail: thomas.d.morgan@state.or.us
 
CA16. AVISTA CORPORATION:
(Docket No. UM 1165 (2)) Requests reauthorization to defer certain costs associated with demand-side management programs.
Staff contact: Carla Owings, (503) 378-6629
e-mail: carla.m.owings@state.or.us
 
CA17. PACIFIC POWER AND LIGHT:
(Docket No. UM 1258) Application for Deferred Accounting regarding MEHC Oregon Commitments 8 and 12.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
CA18. CASCADE NATURAL GAS:
(Docket No. UM 605 (13)) Request for reauthorization of deferral accounts associated with Conservation Cost Savings.
Staff contact: Ed Durrenberger, (503) 373-1536
e-mail: ed.durrenberger@state.or.us
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
1. AT&T COMMUNICATIONS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, INC., and TCG OREGON:
Petition for Variance from the Application of OAR 860-032-0012(8).
Staff contact: Rick Carter, (503) 378-6631
e-mail: rick.carter@state.or.us
 
ADDED
1A. BEAVER CREEK COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE CO:
(Advice No. 83) Revises the Carrier Common Line, Traffic Sensitive and Special Access rates to concur with the Oregon Exchange Carrier Association's pooled intrastate access charge rates.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
MOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
CA3. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 96) Updates the Carrier Common Line access rates to reflect 2006 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
MOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA​
CA4. OREGON EXCHANGE CARRIER ASSN:
(Advice No. 97) Revises the Switched Access, Special Access and Billing and Collection rates to reflect 2006 cost and demand.
Effective date: July 1, 2006
Staff contact: Cynthia VanLanduyt, (503) 378-6638
e-mail: cynthia.vanlanduyt@state.or.us
 
ELECTRIC/NATURAL GAS
2. PORTFOLIO OPTIONS COMMITTEE:
(Docket No. UM 1020) Recommendations for Portfolio Options.
Staff contact: Lisa Schwartz, (503) 378-8718
e-mail: lisa.c.schwartz@state.or.us
 
PUBLIC COMMENT